Wondering how much time it takes to get music online and into stores? Turns out it’s not that long at all!
The journey of an album from artist to store can take as little as 24 hours. Think about it, you send your music to us on a Monday morning, our distribution team will then review your release and (providing there are no problems) send it to stores.
On the Tuesday morning over 200 download, streaming, mobile and internet radio platforms will have your album in their possession. This list includes (but is not limited to) iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, BoomPlay Music, Deezer, Tidal, Saavn, Google Play, Amazon, Pandora and plenty more where that came from!
It can then take between 24-48 hours for the stores to upload your work, but they all work at different rates so some may take longer.
A few examples of how long it may take to get music online are as follows:
- Amazon On Demand (streaming store) can take 2-3 days to process a release.
- Tidal can take a 6-24 Hours.
- Google Play, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon (Download store) can take up to 2-3 days.
- iTunes can take around 1 – 3 days.
- BoomPlay Music can take 3-5 days.
If you have a set release date we recommend sending your music to us at least 2 weeks before. However, we do recommend that you send us your music 3 weeks in advance to eliminate any potential problems.
In most cases though, we can have your music live on stores within 6-48 hours of delivery. Many of the bigger stores we work with are more reliable in uploading the music we send them, other services do work at a slightly slower rate.
The 3 week window should provide enough time for stores to have your music go live on your desired release date.
If you’d simply like to get your music online right away, that’s not a problem. We can distribute your music within 24 hours and some stores will be live within another 24 hours. We also have the option for urgent Delivery if you need your release to be a priority. It’s as easy as that!
1710Media will also distribute your music to 100+ other digital music platforms. We deliver your music to more shops than many other distributors. Get your music on Spotify, BoomPlay Music, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora and everywhere else that matters. Our reach is already beyond 140 countries and growing to automatically include new stores as they become available. As our retailer list grows, so does your exposure to music fans around the world!
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